Anita Hill is interviewed at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 16, 2015

Anita Hill Cancels U of I Appearance Over Salaita Lawsuit

Hill was to have given the keynote address at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy conference next month at the Urbana campus. She was also scheduled to give a lecture.


Illlinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan is joined by state workers outside the Illinois Supreme Court.
(AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
March 11, 2015

State’s High Court Hears Arguments In Pension Case

Oral arguments have begun before the Illinois Supreme Court on whether a massive state-employee pension bailout invalidated last fall by a lower court will be revived.


Corrupt Illinois
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality by: Dick Simpson and Thomas J. Gradel
(Photo: University of Illinois Press)
March 11, 2015

Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?

Anyone with a passing interest in Illinois politics knows the state has a reputation for corruption. A new book attempts to chronicle the wrong-doing, and propose a plan to combat it.


(Generic image of police crime scene tape)
(Wikimedia Commons)
March 06, 2015

Sullivan Woman Found Dead, Man Injured

43 year old Sheri Randall and 40 year old Michael Yost were both discovered with stab wounds in a Sullivan apartment Wednesday morning, by a woman who then called local police.


In this Feb. 9 file photo, Governor Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters during a news conference in his office in Springfield
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
March 05, 2015

Unions Sue To Block Gov. Rauner’s Order On Dues Collection

27 unions are suing Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner over his executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues.  Rauner's spokesman says unions are clinging to what he calls the "broken status quo.''


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